Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rainy Day S'mores (or s'mores for when Daddy is at work)

If I had to pick two things that made me think of summer, it would be hot dogs and s'mores.

I know, I'm a walking cliche, but that's okay. After a long, long, long day of shopping and fruitless cleaning and cooking and yet more fruitless cleaning, the marshmallows were staring me down. I actually hate marshmallows, unless they are covered in graham crackers and melted chocolate, and have achieved the golden puffy runny toasted goodness.

At any rate, I wanted s'mores, and having fixed Impossible Cheeseburger Pie, only with homemade biscuit mix, I did NOT want to fire up the grill and waste the charcoal on thirty seconds worth of toasting. No, sirree, bob. That would be ridiculous.

So, I googled inside s'mores, and found that recommended heating the marshmallows on the graham cracker for four minutes at 300. I could not see this toasting the marshmallow, only melting it. The caramelization of the marshmallow is sacrosanct. It must brown. It must, or it is not a s'more, it's just marshmallow goo that ruined a perfectly good piece of chocolate. (My intense hatred of melted and not toasted marshmallow means that microwave s'mores are NOT an option.)

Here's how I did it, so the marshmallow wasn't a total loss:

Preheat oven to 300.
Line cookie sheet with foil, to minimize scraping of marshmallow goo.
Place four graham cracker halves on sheet, top with one large marshmallow.
Place in hot oven for one minute, but put 6 inches below the broiler.
After one minute, turn broiler on. Quickly break a Hershey bar in four pieces, and place one on the four other graham halves. Remove from oven when you smell toasted marshmallow.

Try to get a picture of the gorgeous, perfectly toasted marshmallow-y goodness before children descend on you like locusts.



Suze said...

Hmmmm!S'mores sound really good right about now :)

XLMIC said...

That is so much smarter than what we used to do... stick 'em on a fork and hold into the flame on the burner :P

Chef in Training said...

YUM! i love smores! I found you through a blog hop. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me too! Thanks!

Samantha said...

That sounds good!

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Ourfamilyworld said...

That looks so delicious!! I love marshmallow!! I don't think I will share with kiddos!! LOL
Thanks for linking up to our Fun Tuesday Hop

Have a great week

Tricia at Mom is the Only Girl said...

You're making me hungry! I'll have to try this with the boys....Thanks for stopping by Mom is the Only Girl!

Mrs. Tuna said...

Great, now I'm craving them. Just what I need more sweets.